Safety Reviews Ordered for Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

The Indiana State Department of Health is proactively notifying all vaccination clinics using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to postpone its use following news reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called for additional safety reviews. The state did not receive an official directive to pause but is doing so out of an abundance of caution.

In a joint statement released Tuesday morning, the CDC and FDA said that they were reviewing data of 6 rare cases where individuals developed a severe type of blood clot after they received the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.